Zildjian Workout with Steve Fidyk, Level 2: Rolling in Triplet Rhythms with accents

In this ZILDJIAN WORKOUT episode, Steve Fidyk takes you through his personal warmup exercise that he calls “Rolling In Triplet Rhythms with Accents.” There are 5 exercise patterns he uses in this warmup. First he starts on the snare drum then begins to orchestrate it on the toms and finally adds in some double strokes on the snare.

He goes through these 5 patterns twice, once at a slower tempo and then again at a faster pace. So grab your sticks & practice pad – and get ready for a workout!

Grab your sticks and get ready for a workout!


Steve Fidyk currently performs original, improvisational music with small groups led by guitarist Jack Wilkins and tenor saxophonist Walt Weiskopf. He is a member of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, a big band led by trumpeter Terell Stafford, and for more than 21 years was the drummer and featured soloist with The Army Blues Big Band. During his tenure with The Army Blues, Fidyk performed for seven U.S. Presidents, numerous dignitaries, and traveled throughout the Middle East supporting the troops during a USO Holiday Tour.

As an educator, he is the Chairman of the Drum Set Department at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He also serves on the jazz faculty at Temple University, the University of Maryland, College Park, and as an educational consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Program.



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